The 2022 CrossFit Games season kicked off Feb. 25, 2022, with the worldwide Open. For aspiring individual athletes and teams, the season begins with the Open and progresses to the Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Last-Chance Qualifier, and ultimately the 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games. The 2022 season looks a little different this year for age-group athletes. Closely following the format of teams and individuals, the Age-Group Quarterfinal will progress to Semifinals and finally the 2022 Games.
So what exactly are the stages of the season and how do they work? We’re going to break it down for you starting with the Quarterfinals.
The top 10% of individual men and women and the top 25% of teams from the CrossFit Open on each continent have been invited to compete in the online Quarterfinals. The top 10% of age-group athletes from each division have been invited to compete in the Age-Group Quarterfinal. Any athlete or team wishing to compete in the Quarterfinals must accept their invitation and register for Quarterfinals before the close of the competition.
Individual Quarterfinal Details
Team Quarterfinal Details
Note: Teams intending to compete in the Quarterfinals must also declare an official roster composed of two men and two women, with an option to add one man and one woman as alternates. Please note: Once the competition begins, the roster will be final. See section 2.03 of the CrossFit Games Rulebook for more details.
Age-Group Quarterfinal Details
The Quarterfinals are an online competition in which athletes will be required to compete in a series of events over the course of one weekend, Thursday through Monday.
To be eligible to advance to the Semifinals, athletes and teams must complete the events as written and submit their scores on time. Additionally:
- Athletes and teams must perform the events with a registered judge. Similar to the Open, scores can be validated by a registered judge.
- All workouts must be recorded on video. All advancing athletes and teams will be asked to submit videos of all workout performances for review.
Individual athletes will compete in the Quarterfinals from March 24-27, 2022. Teams will compete in the Quarterfinals from April 7-10, 2022. Age-group athletes will compete in the Age-Group Quarterfinal from April 21-24, 2022.
The Quarterfinals may be completed at a CrossFit affiliate or elsewhere, so long as the events are performed with a registered judge and recorded on video.
Those competing in the Quarterfinals will be one step closer to competing at the CrossFit Games.
The top athletes and teams will advance to the next stage of competition, the Semifinals. Click here to view the individual cutlines for qualification.
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